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Meet a Local Guide who champions accessibility

Google Moderator

 

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By sharing your local knowledge on Google Maps, you positively impact the lives of people in ways that you might not even realize.  

 

Imagine trying to get around in a world full of distractions and obstacles without being able to see, hear, or walk because you have a disability.

 

Luis Duran, a Local Guide Level 5, is acutely aware of these challenges in the Dominican Republic—and he’s doing something about it. Through over 700 contributions, Luis adds accessibility information to the map for those around him.

 

Watch the video below to learn more about his incredible story. 

 

We’re looking for more Local Heroes. Share your story below or nominate a Local Guide who inspires you using #LocalGuidesHeroes on your favorite social channels.

 

 

 

97 Comments
Level 7

Real Contributer ....

Level 3

Let's do it...

Level 8

Congratulation Luis Duran

You doing great job for Humanity & also for Google Maps

This Post really Inspiring Us

Thanks for Posting it @GusM

Level 8

Great job, I shared the video on LGC the last week! Really an inspirational video!

Great job and Real Contributer
Level 6

I was amazed by the video you made, Luis Duran. I have a photo that shows like that. This happened at the station Tigaraksa, actually there are many public facilities that are not paying attention for disability facilities.

 

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Level 8

Hello @GusM

Thank you so much for this inspiring video, Its amazing to see how Luis Duran has put the power of being a local guide into action in a unique way, Well done to him. and keep up the good work

 

JonasK

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Yes Luis Duran hands down get the award and then some.  Here in the Unitied States, we have the Americans With Disabilities Act, which is a law with heavy fines for non compliance.  In the the DR, there are no such laws and Luis is going it pretty much alone.  No one can say  a bad thing about Luis in my presence.

Level 8

That's very interesting!

Level 8

Bravo Luis. You are doing an amazing job. Keep it up. 

Kudos Luis

Level 4

Very well done! This is great work - very inspiring indeed!! 

Level 6
Waaow luis duran.. Youre the heroes of LG. Double thumbs up 
Level 1

OK tốt đó bạn ... Cảm ơn va nhớ là phát huy mạnh lên nhe

 

Level 8

Very Inspiring.. Hats off @LuisD

I now came to know the importance of accessibility.. :)

Great, inspiring.  

Connect Moderator

Excellent 😊

Exelent!  Good job

 

Connect Moderator

Definitely,  a Local Guide to aspire to! And one of the many things why it's great to be a Local Guide and help contribute to all our communities!! 

Great job..

Hey felicitaciones, me inspiras a hacer de mi ciudad más inclusiva. Así que en mis reseñas el acceso a discapacitados da una estrella. Espero sirva como herramienta para el objetivo. 

Level 7

Congratulation Luis Duran

You doing great job for Humanity & also for Google Maps

Level 8

#Respect

Level 8

Congrats Luis,... ;-)

Connect Moderator

Congratulation Luis. excellent! 

Level 5

That video was freakin' awesome

Level 7

Just amazing and very inspiring.

Thanks for doing the mapping in this way.

Level 7

Hi all,

This is really great and right mindset to do the contribution towards Google Maps, community & Society

Aj Singh

Level 8

Just wow

Level 5

This is a post where i show how i chose to highlight the accessibility of places such as public or p...

 

Google also helps a lot by providing location icons which show on the map that it is an accessible place or not, and creates lists of places depending on their accessibility to help people the best suitable place for their needs. Yours to fill in the lists Local Guides !

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Level 8

Keep doing this to make your country better @Luis Duran

Level 7

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Hayat Abad 

Level 7

Thumbs up to you bro.. :)

Level 5

It's really inspiration for us. Keep up the good work. More power to you guys. 

Level 8

Super Great job.. A Real Contributer...

Level 5

Wonderful job! I'm preparing a meet-up accessibility friendly! Thanks for the inspiration!

Well done Luis, Its a great job indeed

Level 5

Amazing work Luis...

Level 7

Thanks for all bro

Level 7

May Offec and may Home Maps May Offec mapMay Offec map

 

 

May Home MapMay Home Map

 

 

Level 7

Excelente aporte, Esta Es De Las Mejores Iniciativas Que Tiene Google Para Que local Guías de Como Este hombre o Nosotros contribuyamos mas y mejor certeramente. VAMOS POR MAS 

Level 3

Excellent idea

Well done

Level 7

Brilliant Luis .....

Level 2

wow!!! great job!!!!

Level 7

Great job done, Luis! Hats off!

Level 8

Let's do it...

I also always took a time to distribute textbooks for kids that I met on the road. 

 

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Great Job man...Let's Make a difference!!!✌👍

Level 7

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 behalf of the Local Guides team, I am happy to announce the Local Guides Summit 2017, our second annual summit taking place in San Francisco, California this October.

 

Level 2
Great job and Real Contributer. Ireally like this video.
Level 5

Amazing job. Thank you for sharing.